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Maintenance Coordinator

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Date: 17-Nov-2020

Location: Forest Gate, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people;  they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.


The Role:


To support the Engineering Department in delivering an effective maintenance service to continuously improve plant reliability. Supporting in the planning of all required PPMs within the relevant time frames to comply with legislative requirements.


  • General support to assist with delivery of quality products by ensuring PPMs are carried out in line with the schedule. 
  • Participate in continuous improvement tasks (FMECA)
  • Responsible for ensuring contractors permits to work are fully completed (including scheduling, booking in and site inductions)
  • To carry out checks of the Engineering workshop to ensure it is kept tidy.    
  • To participate in Top Tours and encourage a safety culture within the department. 
  • Support site with statutory inspections and audits
  • Coordinating with the Hygiene team to facilitate and plan shutdown days. 
  • Planning/improvement of daily/weekly OEE issues and actions across all shifts.
  • Manage routine service contractors and suppliers performance. 
  • Assist with work allocation and prioritisation of work within the Engineering department. 
  • Managing the Engineering KPI trackers.  
  • Ensure that the maintenance system is kept up to date and accurate
  • Ad hoc project support. 
  • Supporting/sharing best practice and new techniques in 5s workplace organisation. 
  • Administration support to the Engineering department. 
  • Communicate any concerns regarding the works/ engineer's reports to the manager.
  • Supporting the engineering team by ensuring all jobs are allocated and part requests are processed efficiently and timely.
  • Supporting the Maintenance Planner by monitoring and organising of stock by recording all stock issued, allocated and replenished.
  • Assist the Maintenance Planner with the  time and attendance system.
  • Minimise waste by ensuring PPMs are allocated to the right Engineer based on priority and skill set. 


Ideal Experiences / Qualifications / Capabilities:


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • GCSE GRADE C (or equivalent)  in English and Maths.
  • Previous experience in a planning or administration role within a manufacturing or maintenance led department is key
  • Carrying out risk assessments. 
  • Self sufficient and able to work as part of a team or independently. 
  • Driven and has a ‘can do attitude’
  • Previous experience of using Microsoft Office packages
  • Accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Ability to plan, organise, schedule and prioritise diaries to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop relationships across all levels




  • Knowledge of PLC control applications
  • BTEC diploma in relevant subject 
  • Audit experience 
  • Witten ALARP assessments 
  • Experience of working with RCA tools. 
  • Contractor Control
  • Experience in lean manufacturing
  • Experience with COSHH 
  • CMMS system experience


Why work for us and our benefits:


At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries


  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.
  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving
  • We offer enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance
  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes
  • We offer three levels of pensions


Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.